The Friday Five — Nov. 11-13

Metro | Published November 9, 2022


1. Veterans Day ceremonies
Nov. 11 • Various locations

Veterans Day has been celebrated in the United States on Nov. 11 for more than 100 years, and this Friday, local communities in the C & G Newspapers coverage area will continue that tradition of honoring those who served.

Read the story: Local communities honoring veterans Nov. 11

2. Novi Pet Expo
Nov. 11-13 • Suburban Collection Showplace

The 17th annual Novi Pet Expo will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. The event will feature Sara Carson and The Super Collies from “America’s Got Talent,” wiener dog races, Rock N Roll K9s agility demonstrations, the famous huskies from YouTube’s Gone to the Snow Dogs, photos with Santa Claus and more. Pets can be brought if they are on a leash and have proof of current vaccinations. For tickets, visit

Read the story: Novi Pet Expo set for this weekend

Also at the Suburban Collection Showplace, the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and the CFA All Breed Cat Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to either are separate from the Novi Pet Expo. For more information, call (248) 348-5600 or visit

3. Craft shows/artisan markets
Nov. 12-13 • Various locations

'Tis the season for creative types to haul out the holly so customers can decorate the halls again. C & G Newspapers has been stockpiling Christmas events — around 100 in all — to get readers in a festive mood. A handful of these include craft shows and artisan markets at local venues this Saturday and Sunday.

Read the story: Add these events to your holiday wish list

4. Big Bird Run
Nov 13 • Roseville

The 44th Annual Big Bird Run will get moving at 10 a.m. (check-in at 8:15 a.m.) Sunday at the Recreational Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore St. in Roseville. Entry fees are $25 for the mile, $35 for the 5K, which is a new event this year, and $40 for the 10K by 6 p.m. Friday; add $5 on the day of the event. Registration includes age division awards (all participants will receive medals), raffle prizes, gloves, refreshments, bagels and fruit. There will also be a giveaway of 20 frozen turkeys. Proceeds will go to community service organizations who assist local families and students in need. For more information and to sign up, visit or

5. Theater and stage shows
Nov. 10-13 • Various locations

‘A Few Good Men’
See the play that inspired the film, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (future performances Nov. 18-20 and 25-26), Avon Players Theatre, 1185 Washington Road in Rochester Hills,

‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’
Presented by Oakland Community College Theatre program, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday (future performances Nov. 17-18), Smith Theatre on Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills,, (248) 341-2020

‘Peter and the Star Catcher’
Prequel to “Peter Pan,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday (future performances Nov. 17-20), Rochester University RAC Theatre, 800 W. Avon Road in Rochester Hills,